Creston/O-M 42, Clarinda 10
Creston/O-M outscored Clarinda 21-0 in the second half to pull away to a 42-10 victory over Clarinda in a penalty-marred game at Panther Field.
There were 22 penalties called in the game — 11 on each team — with the Panthers assessed 93 yards in infractions, and 90 against the Cardinals.
On the positive side, the Panthers controlled their opponent for the second week in a row to enter next week's district opener against Atlantic with a 2-0 record. Another solid defensive effort limited Clarinda to 87 yards rushing on 36 attempts, with the Cardinals going 2-of-4 for 28 yards passing and two interceptions by Jesse Rathe and Alex Nielsen in the Panther secondary.
Defensive end Tayler Pettit returned a fumbled shotgun snap 33 yards for a Panther defensive touchdown for the game's final scoring play with 10:02 remaining. Linebacker Trevor Frain had 12 total tackles, including two for losses, along with two short-yardage rushing touchdowns.
Adam Baker surpassed 100 yards for the second straight week, carrying 16 times for 112 yards and a touchdown. Several other significant gains were called back on penalties.
Quarterback Brandon Phipps was 5-of-12 passing for 138 yards, including a 52-yard scoring strike to Bryce Briley for the first touchdown of the second half. The Panthers led 21-10 at halftime.
Phipps also had a 10-yard rushing touchdown.
Clarinda scored on a 27-yard field goal after Blake Luna returned a kickoff to the Panther 13-yard line in the first quarter. The Cardinals' lone touchdown was a 15-yard run by Luke Strong that cut Creston/O-M's lead to 14-10 in the second quarter.
But from there, the Panthers scored four unanswered touchdowns.
Clarinda junior Christian Lauritsen, who triggered the Cardinals' single-wing offense from the spinner back position, was taken by ambulance to Greater Regional Medical Center after suffering a lower leg injury in the third quarter.
The night began with a 35-6 victory by the Panther freshman team over the Clarinda freshman/JV squad.
Atlantic, a 47-0 loser to Carroll Friday, visits Panther Field next Friday for the District 1 opener. Atlantic started the season with a 7-3 victory over Clarinda.
Murray 68, Ankeny Christian Academy 7
MURRAY — The Murray Mustangs football team dominated Ankeny Christian Academy 68-7 here Friday evening.
Murray senior Andrew Rider finished with four touchdowns — three of which came on either a punt or kickoff return. The other came on an interception return for a touchdown. All of Rider's TDs took place in the opening quarter.
Meanwhile, teammate Seth Nerness — who gave Ankeny Christian fits all night — blocked a punt in the first quarter, scooped it up and went 23 yards untouched for the TD.
Murray led 47-0 after the first quarter. The Mustangs held a 62-0 halftime lead.
Murray's reserves played the entire second half under continuous clock. Murray (2-1) plays at Grandview Park Baptist 7 p.m. next Friday (Sept. 13).
A-H-S-T, Avoca 34, Audubon 14
Adair-Casey 68, East Union, Afton 24
ADM, Adel 14, Winterset 6
Boone 17, Perry 15
CAM, Anita 78, Nishnabotna 48
Carroll 47, Atlantic 0
Central Decatur, Leon 33, Interstate 35,Truro 26
Chariton 21, Fort Madison 14
Colfax-Mingo 50, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 14
Coon Rapids-Bayard 72, Essex 0
Creston-Orient-Macksburg 42, Clarinda 10
East Mills 61, Clarinda Academy 0
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 36, Woodbine 8
Fremont Mills, Tabor 59, Whiting 6
Glenwood 38, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 19
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 33, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 28
Griswold 41, Nodaway Valley 20
Harlan 41, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 13
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 44, Denison-Schleswig 0
Lamoni 48, Tri-County, Thornburg 6
Lenox 64, Stanton 30
Melcher-Dallas 60, Seymour 28
Mount Ayr 42, Bedford 13
Murray 68, Ankeny Christian Academy 7
Norwalk 24, Dallas Center-Grimes 14
Pleasantville 14, Martensdale-St. Marys 8
Saydel 46, Clarke, Osceola 27
Shenandoah 24, Riverside, Oakland 7
Sidney 30, Southwest Valley 26
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 35, Lewis Central 28
Treynor 23, Red Oak 20
Tri-Center, Neola 42, Underwood 28
Twin Cedars, Bussey 54, Wayne, Corydon 21
Van Meter 35, Madrid 7
West Bend-Mallard 28, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 18
West Central Valley, Stuart 32, Earlham 26
Woodward-Granger 32, Des Moines Christian 0